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Hello, I am Robert G. Male. Welcome to WraithStop™. Here you will find links that I think are of interest. Furthermore these are links that I want to keep track of because they have given me either ideas or some other form of inspiration for my writing. Links are listed in order lowest to highest both in the date they are given and the order in which they appear (meaning: read them from the bottom up for a certain day's list). Some of these sites may require you to sign up for free. Without further ado, the links...


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July 27, 2010

Hell Town: An Ohio Urban Legend
  • Ghost towns are always fascinating. Some sort of business should be made of tours for the best of these places. Even though it would take away the mystique of the urban legends that swirl around them it would be worth it, make policing them more meaningful. People want to go there, want to see the ghosts. Cults up to no good in these places would put a damper on the tourism though, or vice versa. The last page mentions motion-sensor triggered lights and puts me immediately in mind of the House of Wax remake. There also talk of ghosts, evil entities, and cults.
  • Tags: cult, entities, ghost town, ghosts, House of Wax (movie), legend, lights, tour.



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    July 13, 2010

    The Phantom of St. Paulís Episcopal Church
    • Let me start by saying I love the movable panoramic shot at the top. The article is very interesting for a few reasons. First is the image of people hearing strange music emanating from a locked church in the middle of the night. There are a couple dated ideas, that bear some thought. First is that children are too timid to do anything as brazen as break into places and mess around in the night, especially spooky place like a dark church--this is 1892 afterall. Second is the mistrust of a respected man being out on the street at that time of night to hear the mysterious music. Is this one an American thing? 1888 saw the Jack the Ripper killings and while many may have been of ill-repute people were about at night in the cities, consider though the history of segmented sleep. There is also the gathering of people looking to hear the music repeat another night.
  • Tags: children, church, first sleep, haunted, history, Jack the Ripper, music, night, sleep.



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    July 6, 2010

    Sleep We Have Lost: Pre-industrial Slumber in the British Isles
    • The second paragraph is the most direct to why I chose this page. I had read before of the "first sleep" and "second sleep" and the activities taken in-between. What is missing here is talk of knitting circles and other chore groups during this time. What is added is an interesting look at the rise of beds (in part literally) in and about paragraph 15. Sleep clothing (or lack is covered) as are pests and sleeping in paragraph 17 and elsewhere. This is just the sort of information that can make for a much more interesting historical account and give room for different kinds of horror scenarios that have a distinctly different feel than those of modern times. The dark rituals and shenanigans that were likely done during the in-between time, with none the wiser, make it worth it alone.
  • Tags: clothes, first sleep, history, implications, information, night, sleep, time period.



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